Christopher Anthony Dieni

Christopher Anthony Dieni, PhD
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Mount Allison University, Canada

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Christopher Anthony Dieni is a comparative biochemist and physiologist, originally from the suburb of Pierrefonds in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He holds degrees in Biochemistry (B.Sc.) from Concordia University and Chemistry (Ph.D.) from Carleton University. In addition to his doctoral research in the Storey Lab at Carleton University, he has held research positions in the Benkovic Lab at Pennsylvania State University, and Micropharma Ltd (funded by an NSERC-IRDF grant) in Montreal. Chris is presently the Margaret and Wallace McCain Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Mount Allison University, a position he has held since July 2012. As a full-time, limited-term faculty member, Chris has taught undergraduate courses in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry including Immunochemistry and Signal Transduction, and the novel, highly-popular course that he developed on his own, Toxicology. He participates in research in the lab of Dr. Tyson MacCormack, within which he has established a small research group of his own, independently supervising two summer research/honours thesis students beginning in May 2013. Chris’ efforts in research, mentoring, and teaching, have recently been recognized by: 1) nominations for the 2014 J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award in Science and the 2013 Mount Allison Students’ Union (MASU) Excellence in Teaching Award, 2) the inaugural Carleton University Alumni Association Young Alumni Achievement Award, and 3) a President’s Research and Creative Activity (PRCA) Award, an internal research grant to facilitate his research at Mount Allison. When not engaged in teaching or research activities, Chris has also busied himself with organizations involved in the community or social aspects of science, and the post-secondary educational environment as a whole. As a grad student at Carleton University, he was involved with the Graduate Students Association and the Carleton Chemistry and Biochemistry Society. As a postdoc, he was active as an Executive Council member of the Penn State Postdoctoral Society. He maintains strong ties to both his alma mater by volunteering for the Concordia Mentor Program and the Carleton Alumni Connections mentoring program. Moreover, he is a science writer and has contributed to online science magazines,

Research Interest

Dr. Christopher Anthony Dieni's research interests include:

  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology
  • signal transduction in stress physiology


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